Welcome to the Department of Government !

The Department of Government covers a wide range of political science topics in Austrian and Comparative Politics. Research and teaching mainly focus on political competition and elections, governments and coalitions, political protest and politics of remembrance.

Further information on our team, current research projects and teaching can be found on the following pages.

Information on research of the research center 'Vienna Center for Electoral Research (VieCER)' can be found on the webpage of VieCER.


The Department of Government kindly invites you to the Seminar Series Talk by Maarten Vink.

The position is offered within the MULTIREP project led by Assoz. Prof. Christopher Wratil.

Virtual Event – Date/Time: 12.2.2024, 18:30 CET

We are happy to welcome Clara Faulí Molas within the project 'DeVOTE' at the department and wish her a great time!

We are happy to welcome Jakob Meinel as University Assistant Pre Doc at our department from February 1st. We wish Jakob a good start!

Sie unterstützen das Team am Institut für Staatswissenschaft, eine Subeinheit der Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften, als Drittmittelreferent*in und...

Our department is seeking to fill a position as University Assistant (pre doc) in the area of 'Comparative Political Behavior and/or Political...

The Department of Government kindly invites you to the Seminar Series Talk by Pablo Fernández Vázquez:

Emmerich Tálos analysiert im »Presse am Sonntag«-Interview, 24.12.2023.

Heute wurde die ÖAW-Coronastudie vorgestellt, die wichtige Erkenntnisse für zukünftige Krisen liefert. Der Bericht enthält insbesondere eine...

We are happy to welcome Jule Kegel within the project 'MC IP-PAD MSCA' at the department and wish her a great time!

(Ver-)Zweifeln an der Wissenschaft. Corona-, Klima-, Wissenschaftskrise? ...




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Pitch a Thesis - online: Forschung und (Berufs-)Praxis für Sozialwissenschaftler*innen

Am 16. Juni, 13:00 bis 14:30 Uhr stellen Studierende aus dem Sowi-Bereich den Forschungszweck ihrer Abschlussarbeit vor.


Announcement: post doc position for 4,25 years; application deadline: 30.05.

For a person with excellent knowledge of quantitative methods in the social sciences and interest in data science.


The Effects of a Wall: Gender Attitudes and Political Gender Gaps in Unified Germany